The Mexican senior national team has been on a tear as of late and had a tremendous summer beating the U.S. on their home soil and taking the Gold Cup trophy in a very decisive manner. A win for the U-20 Mexican side over Brazil would be a showing of what is to come for Mexico.
The U-17 squad have already won their World Cup, it is now the U-20's time to turn some heads and hoist a trophy of their own. Mexico soccer is on the rise and they are moving quickly into the World ranks as a major contender and dangerous team.
The semifinal match up with Brazil will be the toughest game for the young men (for the U-20's) in Mexico's youth history. It is truly a David vs Goliath affair where not many are giving Mexico a chance to compete with the talented and dangerous offensive minded squad that is Brazil. Mexico has given up only three goals all tournament, but they are about to face the best scoring team in the tournament.
This is not just a game for the U-20 World Cup, this is a chance for Mexico to tell the world that they are a force to be reckoned with on the grand stage and that they not only have a strong chance on the senior squad, but they are going to be strong for years to come.
This game, if Mexico can pull the upset, will show what kind of mental fortitude the Mexican side has playing in a major tournament, whether or not it is the U-20's. One of the main reasons that teams like the U.S. and Mexico national teams have not seemed to get better over the years is because of their youth system. Mexico is now changing that and can continue to change it in a big way.